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on the defense of marriage act, which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. nine states and the district of columbia allow same-sex marriage, seven more eave -- civil union laws. >> carolyn will be sitting in court when the supreme court considers prop 8 and the defense of marriage act. her live report begins tuesday here on abc7. >>> san francisco police credit a neighbor's quick thinking in helping to catch a group of suspected vandals in the act. it appears they had just finished the outline of their graffiti when the officers arrived. the man who called police asked us not to give his name. >> they just finished painting it a couple weeks ago, and it's like every other week there's something new up there, and they're constantly having to clean it. >> i think it's important that we're able to catch these offenders and bring them to justice. >> ama: police also told us they discovered 52 cans of spray paint and several markers when officers searched the suspects. suspects include ten adults andup juvenile. some have previous arrests for vandalism. >> survivors or the s
'm going to have to go to ohio state. i think craft's defense is unbelievable and i think in a tournament like this that makes a big difference. i'm going with florida. i just don't -- i don't want people thinking that i'm only big ten all the time. this is a great game but i think indiana is going to pull it out. i think this will be close. >> wow! >> so who is he picking to go all the way? he'll have to watch "sportscenter" at 9:00 a.m. eastern. they're calling barack-etology. two teams from the big ten in the final four. >> look, sam, you called it. indiana. >> did i really? >> look at you. >> yes, you did. >> of course. >> hoosiers, sam, well done. terrific. >> all right. thank you. now to the latest as we switch gears on the mortar blast that killed seven marines in a live fire training exercise. military investigators are now scrambling to figure out what went wrong. abc's abbie boudreau has the latest. >> reporter: what began as a routine nighttime training exercise in the nevada desert monday evening turned into a real-life disaster killing seven marines and injuring eight others.
in recent years with the u.s.-funded iron dome missile defense system and by building a massive wall separating the palestinian territories from the rest of the holy land. but obama warned that is not enough. >> no wall is high enough and no iron dome is strong enough or perfect enough to stop every enemy. >> reporter: he said the only way to achieve lasting security is peace between israelis and palestinians. the president is wrapping up his mideast trip here in jordan, where he will meet with king abdullah. the number one issue is the conflict in syria that sent 400,000 refugees across the border to jordan. paula. >> jonathan, thank you. >>> and on capitol hill, the stage now set for the most serious gun control debate in more than a decade. majority leader harry reid has now confirmed the bill will be debated when lawmakers return from vacation next month. it will call for universal background checks on gun buyers. >>> an emotional scene in a new york courtroom. a man who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has finally been freed. david ranta convicted in 1990
court ruled it was legal. on wednesday the court considers the defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. nine states and the district of columbia allow same-sex marriage, nine more have strong civil union or partner ship laws. >> carol lynn tyler is traveling to washington, dc and will be sitting in court when the nation's highest court considers whether california's prop 8 wrongly denies gays and lesbians the right to marry. >>> the nationest highest court is taking on another big issue that cost taxpayers more than $3 billion a year. the a practice that leads to higher prescription prices. >>> also a silicon valley big wig is helping in the effort to keep the kings in sacramento. >> crash, crash, boom. >> neighbors say they've never seen or heard anything like it. a story behind a car's rough ride. >> leigh: i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. we have had a nice weekend, but we're going to see some changes weather weis this upcoming work week. >> a preliminary vote is expected on tuesday on a stadium deal intended to keep the kings in sacrament
from marrying and they will consider the defense of marriage act that forbids federal recognition of same-sex marriages. there are only 250 public seats for each other, and some people have been in line since thursday. the court is expected to rule late in june. abc7 news reporter is traveling to washington, dc, and will be sitting in court when the supreme court considers proposition 8, and the defense of marriage act. her live reports begin tomorrow, here on abc7 news. >> marriage equality advocates in san francisco are planning to make their voices heard this evening meeting at 6:30 p.m. at harvey milk plaza and after half an hour of remark by speakers including local clergy they will many to city hall. a second rally begins on the steps of city hall at 8:00 p.m. >> just ahead the call for tougher gun laws are getting lauder and more expensive. a new push by new york mayor bloomberg to promote gun control. >> prince harry is coming to america, the one place >> new york's millionaire mayor bible -- bloomberg is starting an ad campaign to encourage gun control. >> congress is re
with defense of marriage act that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. conservative leader around -- rand paul has this to say. >> i don't mind if the government tries to be neutral on the issue. >> there are 250 seats for the general public for each case. the court is expected to rule late if june. abc7 news' report will be in court when the supreme court decides whether proposition 8 wrongly denies gays and lesbians the right to marriage. the report begins tomorrow. >> san francisco kids are not the only ones on spring agree, muni is taking a vacation scaling backs service to match reduced demand and save money. the agency says they reduced services during christmas and new years, a time when ridership drops and it worked. they are trying it again. they expect to save about $45,000 mainly from reduced overtime and maintenance. >> tomorrow, late night bart rides will face delays because of work if the tube to make it safer in case of earthquake. you can expect delays every tuesday, wednesday, and thursday for the next 14 mes. one of the tubes will be closed during work hou
unconstitutional. >> the other case deals with the defensive marriage act. it defines marriage as between a man and a woman. rand paul says he believes in traditional marriage, but not dough -- do in a. >> i don't want the government promoting something i don't believe in, but i don't mind if they are neutral on the issue. >> there are about 250 general public seats for each case. the courts is expected to rule late in june. carolyn tyler will be in court when the nation's highest court will consider whether they will give the right to marry. >> the issue of boy scouts allowing those who are openly gay to join may come to an end. meanwhile in florida a new coalition called "on my honor" called from openly banning people from the scouts. they predict dire consequences if such a thing should come to pass. >> >> it will transform the program and something that is entirely inappropriate for children. >> it will not solve a great old problem. >> the argument is similar to the one used against integration in the 50s and 60s. members in cyst they want to hear all of the opinions on the issue. >> thing
't believe this. an eye-opening breach of u.s. national security. a defense contractor charged are sharing everything from missile defense plans to information about u.s. nuclear weapons to a chinese woman he was dating. he met her at a conference where she may have targeted him. she remains here in the u.s. not charged at this point. now to the story threatening the global economy and affecting stocks here at home. outrage is growing in the small nation of cyprus. the government would seize 10% of the people's bank accounts for the bailout. banks are shut down to prevent people from withdraws their savings. >>> here at home, a computer glitch set off a panic for chase customers. when they checked the balances in their accounts, they saw this. the bank says it was there error. the problem is resolved. >> good news. i thought it was just me. >>> now to winter's blast. snow and ice hitting so much of the country. with an update of sorts, sam champion, the man we're blaming this morning. >> let's show you how much the entire eastern coast of the country, enveloped in the country. up to 10 inc
unpopular with many israelis and they want reassurances the united states is serious about their defense. here is what the president said just moments ago. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interests to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you, america. thank you for what you are. thank you for what you do. >> he wants president obama to feel at home on this trip. a side note to a serious trip, the israeli embassy released this cartoon video of the meeting set to the golden girl's theme song and the lyrics say "thank you for being a friend." president obama is on the way to jerusalem if meetings with israeli leaders and he will be in the region through saturday. >> we just a knew days away from a supreme court hague on california's ban on same-sex marriage and even supporters of the ban admit that a growing number of americans are okay with gay marriage. the supreme court is set to hear arguments on the constitutionality of voter a
students the u.s. is the best friend of the country and will never back down on commitment to the defense. the president traveled to the west bank where he urged president abbas to relaunch peace talk was israel. >> a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open is now awaiting president obama's signature. house passed a bill side stepping a threat of a shut down. the measure funding operating budgets of every cabinet agency throughout end of september. leaving in place automatic cuts to domestic programs but does ease the impact of other cuts. effort underway a bill in san francisco would require state and local authorities to get a warrant to hand over your e mails. current law says e mails are fair game if they've been opened or more than six months old. saying electronic communications should nobody different which authorities cannot access without a warrant. >> well, hates a throw away anymore the disposable film festival is here to stay and takes place tonight and friday. it's a venue for films made without big budgets. >> sometimes it's an iphone and web cam. what we care abou
. defensive end elvis dumervil's contract with denver arrived in denver six minutes late, making him a free agent. the ipad has replaced playbooks. but the nfl still uses fax machines for the contracts. >> the good news is that several other teams are interested in him. he averaged 39 sacks year. this weekend, he sacked his agent. >> good for him. >>> now two daredevils have pulled off a death defying stunt, soaring like eagles high above rio. >> they had special wing suits to help them glide through the air. they didn't stop there. they thread a needle through these two tiny openings between the sky scrapers. >> lucky for them, by the way, the weather cooperated. because an unexpected gust of wind could have made this a much different ending. >> just incredible. >> now, john, you said you wouldn't do that. >> no, i would not do that. >> not in a -- >> well, never say never, but i don't think so. >> i don't think i would do it either. ir to healthcare written by people just like you. no company can pay to be on angie's list, so you can trust what you're reading. angie's list is like having
mortars until the investigation is complete. the defense department has yet to release the names of the dead. they are all under the age of 30. >> new information on monday night's fatal shooting of a car theft suspect by san jose police. the officer who fired the fatal shot also wounded a murder suspect during a shootout in november. the officer, a five-year veteran, shot a man after officers confronted him in a stolen car. the driver tried to run they will down so the officer fired. we show you where it happened in this area. in november, the same officer shot a man suspected of robbery and murder after a police chase and gun battle that left another officer wounded. >> the city of santa clara is moving forward with the bid to host the super bowl at the new 49ers' stadium in either 2016 or 2017 voting last night to offer concessions to the nfl. santa clara will wave a 10 percent hotel tax on the 350 rooms the nfl staff would occupy and it would waive a 10 percent surcharge and smaller fees. they hope to make the bid more attractive and competitive with miami, the other finalist
the stand for a fourth day and the jury gets to ask him questions after the defense tried to do some damage control after his cross-examination. abc's ryan owens is in phoenix, arizona, this morning with the latest. good morning to you, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, josh. arizona is one of only three states that allows jury members to actually ask questions of the witness. we understand they have a whole lot, some 70 questions for the good doctor who has been on the stand all week. >> nothing but the truth, so help you god. >> i do. >> reporter: dr. richard samuels is pivotal to jodi arias' defense. the psychologist who made $250 an hour evaluating the 32-year-old admitted killer diagnosed her with ptsd. he says the stress of shooting and repeatedly stabbing her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander, caused her to forget committing the crime. >> right, made it up right now. speculated. >> nope. clinical judgment, sir. >> reporter: he's had a tough few days on the stand. he was even forced to acknowledge arias lied to him during the ptsd test. back then she said she was so traumatized because sh
. this month, the defense attorney unsuccessfully tried to have the charge lowered to a misdemeanor. >> striking members of the san francisco symphony tried to hit the right notes with the public today.. >> 40 musicians took part of an informational picket the musicians make $165,000 a year and 10 week paid vacation autos there is a top of a centuries old profession this, is a skill cell veled. i've added up 30,000 hours practicing. i have bursitis. >> this for a symphony with the second highest endowment in the nation. >> you soon could be allowed to drive faster as part of the switch to all electronic toll collections. they say there is an increase decision on the bridge. qeem you updated. >> a bill shaking up the cosmetics industry is out. a legislation called safe cosmetics act. of 2012 that would give the fda authority to ensure all personal care products are free of harmful ingredients. >> wall mat stores will be soon offering a smarter way to shop. the company is expanding a program called scan and go as seen in this video. it lets customers scan things. shoppers see a runnin
, cal upset 5th seeded unlv last night. cal was led by allen who scored 19 points and the bears' defense held the rebels for more than 11 minutes without a basket in the second half. they sunned unlv. they take on syracuse at h.p. pavilion tomorrow at 6:40. the other bay area team is st. mary's that lost to memphis and has been eliminated. mike, i remember what you said about the 5 the seed and the 12th seed. >> did cal win? >> all the pac 10 teams -- oregon was 12 seed and they bet 5th seed...oklahoma. >> proud of my cal bears. >> i was happy for them but disappointed at st. mary's. they had the last shot. >> march madness continues again on the court but not in our sky. we have live doppler 7 hd showing how dry it is. we have lost a lot of humidity in the air the last 24 hours. you can see how clean it is looking from the roof camera to the port of oak. san francisco right now is 48. redwood city, too. 47 in san bruno, palo alto is 42. half moon bay is 44. oakland is 48 and richmond and walnut creek is cooler at 42. and pleasanton is 41. antioch is at 54 and union city at 45. 87 in san
spokesman said that secretary of defense hagel was saddened to learn of shooting and his thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and the families of those seven marines killed in a training accident early in the week. >> president obama is in jordan got final stop of the four day visit to the middle east. the president received a red carpet welcome from the king of jordan, troops assembled in the capital of amman before the president and the king went inside to discuss the conflict in syria and the 400,000 refugee whose have fled across the border to jordan. because of that we were monitoring a news conference president obama just wrapped up and he offered $200,000 in aid -- $200 million in aid to jordan. he went to the bible birth christ of jesus christ and got a look at the barricades that keep the palestinians from the west bank. he noted they need to do more to bring lasting security. >> no wall is high enough to stop every enemy. >> in his push for peace with palestinians, the president spoke to 600 israeli students using his only major speech on the middle east s
involves part of the federal defense of marriage act that prevents same-sex couple who is are legally married from getting a range of federal benefits. >>> secretary of state john kerry issued a warning for iraqi leaders. the u.s. wants iraq to stop letting their air space be used for sup plies for syria. >>> and now, to the mysterious death of brkts oris. a top critic of president vladimir putin. he amassed his billion-dollar fortune in cars. he recently lost a massive lawsuit to a former associate. >>> 250,000 people crammed into st. peter's square waving olive and palm branches as the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he waved to the crowd from his open-air popemobile and leaned over to kiss and bless babies. >>> it's also an especially holy time for jews around the world. passover gins tonight. >>> the unforgettable honeymoon. as a great white breaks into a diverer's cage. >>> and a parking space we don't recommend. >>> welcome back. cyprus getting its bailout after days of uncertainty for the island nation. and the euro zone as a whole, a $13 billion deal was struc
for us to have a chance at happiness. >> the court takes up defense of marriage act. 1996 law denying benefits to sex couples. >> when bell lel kt federal government deny benefits that would be available to heterosexual couples? >> a majority of couples believe same-sex couples should allowed to wed but 31 states restrict or ban same-sex marriage. outside of the court, activists on both sides are already camped out. >> i thop a traditional sexuality of man, woman in marriage. >> prop 8 passed it was hurtful to me and a lot of other californians. >> court could decide whether the constitution grants gays and lesbians rights to marry or the issue should be left up to the state. both cases will be decided in june. >> marriage equality advocates are planning on hr making their voices heard. they will be gathering soon at 7:00 the group will march to city hall. now, abc 7 news will be in washington, d.c. covering it for us. she'll be sitting in the court as the supreme court considers proposition 8. the live reports begin tomorrow here on abc 7. >> some bad news two people died when a truc
reassurances that the united states is serious about their defense. >> a side note to the seriousness, the israeli guess has released this cartoon video of the meeting between president obama and president peres set to the "golden girls" theme song that says "thank you for being a friend." >> the leaders posed for pictures, president obama was actually caught on the mike joking he was "getting away from congress." the trip will take him to the west bank do meet with palestinians and jordan. >> perhaps a half joke. >> in nevada mourners held a vigil near the hawthorne army depot for eight marines killed by the mortar. six remain in the hospital. the marines are from camp lejeune, north carolina, training for night warfare. >> every loss of life is heart breaking 50 afternoon whether it occurs in afghanistan, or haw thunderstorm, nevada, or camp lejeune, north carolina, or anywhere else. >> the hair corps has suspended use of all mortars until the investigation is complete. the defense department is expected to release the names and hometowns of the fallen marines today. >> upscale work
. ankle back problems were gone and bogus was a force in new orleans. let's start with some defense. robin lopez. learn to live with rejection. perhaps you didn't hear me. andrew said get out. now we see flash of this every game from harrison barns. this which is authority. dunking in traffic. check out the evident from bogus. drill to himself 8 points. 9 rebounds for block. nice pass behind the back. seth on fire. that was 30 points on the night. catch and shoot from way out. warriors win 93-72. finish the road trip in san antonio haven't won since carolyn was a small chil child. lebron james. not that long ago. miami heat in search of the 23rd straight win in boston tonight. look out. this is about push. i'm losing my voice. insanity. that was nasty. on terri there. jeff green had 43 for the celts in the absence of kg. tied at 103. seconds left. king james. man he's good. 37 points. streak continues. 23 in a row. second longest in nba history. 105-103 the final. [ screaming] sanford women basketball team get the top seed in the division and that game
pounding on gates staying come out and arguing orders to stay in a defensive position not to move out on the streets. >> for sarey it was a turning point in the war. another came the day saddam hussien was captured. that is the day, he says, the insurgency started. >> driving back from tikrit after covering the capture our vehicle shot up on the way back to baghdad. so we realized now, things were changing dramatically. >> he says the failure to mind nuclear weapons of mass destruction didn't take a toll in that first wave, that came later along with questions about what was being accomplished. that is a story we're working on for abc 7 news at 6:00. >> mark, we'll see you then. a group of vet transturned a plaza in front of the federal building into a personal canvas today, using chalk to write the names of u.s. solders. they sate war isn't over for those involved in this 10-year conflict. they apoll jidz for the invasion. >> this is a message to iraqi children who have had their mother or father taken from them, i'm sorry. >> the group wants the federal government to increase fundin
-1 -- >> reporter: his nba days as a player and coach has paid off. look at this, he appears to be playing defense as he fends off cars on the street. more than once, those long, sweeping arms have been life savers. >> i saved two kids' lives. >> reporter: this job has meaning? >> it has meaning. and i feel like i'm doing something, helping the community. it's all about the kids. >> reporter: dantley says for the next 20 years -- >> reporter: you'll find him in the crosswalk. david kerley, abc news, silver spring, maryland. >>> and we thank you for watching. "nightline" at its new time 12:35 a.m. eastern. and i'll see you again tomorrow night. good night. >>> you don't think something you're watching on tv will affect your life. he and my son went and played golf. all of a sudden, he is having a massive heart attack. hi son remembered a new technique for cpr on "world news." we were so luck driveway have watched diane and dr. besser that night. it does seem crazy. watching "world news" from the new home of the 49ers breaking down price tag for hosting the super bowl. it will not come cheap. >> onl
because the heat had some leaky defense. tyler zeller and one. cavs up 27 in the third quarter. but the heat wake up. lebron drills the three in transition. the heat have rallied to tie the game. under ten minutes to go. miami down two. lebron again from distance, his third three of the fourth quarter, but the cavs do not roll over. just over one minute to go, alonzo gee, the dunk, one-possession game, same margin, under five seconds to go. c.j. miles for the tie, just off the mark, and the heat rally all the way back. 24 straight wins as lebron beats his former team. >>> battle of the nhl's two best, blackhawks and ducks. second period, chicago on a power play. nick leddy. to the third. we're tied at two. just under 4:30 to go, and teemu selanne puts the ducks up. 42 years young, his 19th season, and the ducks go on to win, 4-2. anaheim has now won 13 straight at home. i'm doug kezirian. enjoy the rest of your day. >> all right, thanks, doug. >>> and we're going to call this the low-light from tuesday night's nba game between orlando and indiana. you're going to want to watch
-- it's marchand lynch. the former cal bear, goes untouched mostly because the coaches told the defense not to touch him. >> speaking of cal football. former bear linebacker held a bowling event to help his foundation. marchand lynch was there the aces foundation goal is to help every youth aspire to accountable, giving back to community, higher education and spiritual growth in sports. >> when i grew up i had somebody who really stepped up and taught me how to be a man. today there's a lack of that. whatever the reason may be. but there's a void that needs to be filled and there's people doing it, and the more we have, the better off the world will be. >> good for lorenzo. >> ncaa tournament, cal facing syracuse. bears trial to advance for the first time in 16 years but turnovers and a cold shooting night ended the dream. cal leading scorer, allen crabbe, offnight. he was 3-9 from the field. second half. michael carter-williams. the layin. cal tries to cut the lead. great bucket by cobb but he was held to five points. cal eliminated from the tournament. syracuse advances to sweet 16 wi
the defense not to touch him. >> speaking of cal football. former bear linebacker held a bowling event to help his foundation. marchand lynch was there the aces foundation goal is to help every youth aspire to accountable, giving back to community, higher education and spiritual growth in sports. >> when i grew up i had somebody who really stepped up and taught me how to be a man. today there's a lack of that. whatever the reason may be. but there's a void that needs to be filled and there's people doing it, and the more we have, the better off the world will be. >> good for lorenzo. >> ncaa tournament, cal facing syracuse. bears trial to advance for the first time in 16 years but turnovers and a cold shooting night ended the dream. cal leading scorer, allen crabbe, offnight. he was 3-9 from the field. second half. michael carter-williams. the layin. cal tries to cut the lead. great bucket by cobb but he was held to five points. cal eliminated from the tournament. syracuse advances to sweet 16 with the victory. >> you know, we all take it as a learning experience and we'll get better. and it's
. and the other is defensive marriage act which defines marriage at a federal level. what you're going to see a lot of focus on two justices, anthony kennedy and chief justice john roberts, they see the wave developing in support of gay marriage. we have seen that developing. it's moving quickly. what they're likely to do is create the space for states to make their own decisions. look at this clue from anthony kennedy from a speech this week, a democracy should not be dependent for its decisions on a nine from a legal background have to say. >> turning to another controversial issue and that's gun control, overnight, mayor bloomberg is going to be spending $12 million in new tv ads for tougher gun law and he'll target both democrats and republicans. the assault weapons ban that president obama had pushed all but dead in the senate, even though the president is going to push for a vote. this will come to the floor of the senate when they return from their two-week easter break in early april. the president will continue to push. but the real issue now, is whether or not, the senate will expan
her boyfriend in self-defense and then forget all about it? after an unprecedented and still unbelievable 18 days on the witness stand. >> i have no memory of the stabbing. in circles. june 4th is an anomaly for me. >> reporter: jody areas is finally letting somebody else talk. this morning, the jury continues to hear from dr. richard samuels, a psychologist hired by the defense. he says even though areas admits to shooting and stabbing her boyfriend, she suffered from ptsd and can't remember what she did. >> the memories don't form because chemically, it doesn't work. >> physically? physically speaking it's not possible at times? >> that's correct. >> reporter: the prosecutor wants the jury to believe that her testimony that she has no memory of committing the crime is just her latest lie. he wants the 32-year-old put to death for the murder of mormon businessman travis alexander. plans to attack the credibility of the psychologist who spent much of his career as a sex therapist. here's bizarre behavior any therapist would struggle to explain. jodi arias doing a headstand in
phone is set to be released this weeks sources inside the department of defense say that the military will soon be trading in blackberrys for iphones. the d.o.d. is set to order 500,000 iphones and ipads, previous reports claim that blackberry is a casualty of the sequester and the pentagon cannot afford to give a new platform a thorough security check. >> now the weather forecast. what do you think we will see later today? >> a lot of sunshine. not so gray as year. as we head throughout the next couple of days, it looks like temperatures are near average to not before as we roll through the next couple of days and into the weekend. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd, all is dry this morning so we will talk about what will happen this forecast cycle, mostly sunny, with dry breezes today. mild highs through the weekend and a chance of rain next tuesday and wednesday, but another light chance like we had yesterday outside the north bay which took the wet weather. from mount tamalpais this morning, a few plains are out there as people are out and about traveling around. maybe they are t
points and ran nine boards by allen, and the bears defense held the rebels without a basket for 11 minutes in the second half and cal stunned unlb, 64 to 61 and now they take on fourth seeded orangemen at h.p. pavilion. st. mary's lost to memphis and they come home from auburn hills. we have an update on road conditions from san jose to sausalito. >> a look at the big board and the dow is in positive territory up 43 points and we go live do jane king at the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, the international beauty queen coming >> benicia, san ramon, san mateo, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> 6:46, we continue to follow breaking news from sausalito right now where boulders are blocking the lanes of southbound 101 just south of the waldo tunnel. this is a live look and you can see the two left lanes are getting through but the c.h.p. says that the other two lanes, well, they could be re-opening pretty soon. they have had to clean up debris there and abc7 news reporter cornell bernard has been bringing updates. c.h.p. told he and the photographer they is to move bec
depot. get ortho home defense, a special buy at just $6.88. >>> now, before we go, one more plea to bo obama. please meet ramona. >> she's so beautiful. >> she's gorgeous. >> talks to george stephanopoulos on the show tomorrow. thank you for watching abc. we're always online at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! watch "world news" later with david muir this evening. good morning, even. i'm katie par dual low. let's start off with a quick first look at the weather. >> it is nice and clear outside. we have a north wind so no fog at all. we will be talking about another bright, sunny, mild to warm afternoon. temperatures this morning due to the clear sky are quite chilly. talking lower 40s around the way and the cooler locks in the north bay. we are also looking at lower 50s. so today with more sunshine, we will have a nice not only saturday, but the weekend before we introduce some changes our way and they include more clouds, maybe some rain. we will see. we will talk about it a little later. >> thank you. >> breaking news in san francisco. list are on the scene at a shooting at a nightcl
when the supreme court considers proposition 8 and the defense of marriage act. her report begins tuesday. we are coming up at 5:44. lots of stuff going on in the bay area today. we will need some good weather news. >> actually today happens to be one of the nicest days we will see see in the next seven because we are starting out relatively clear. here's a look from the sutro camera. we have a few clouds from the coast and the changes come later on today with a stronger on flow shore. then other systems will visit us but we get back to the rest of your weekend when we return. >> lisa, thank you. also ahead, the cal bears try to advance to the sweet 16 for the first time in 16 years. but they struggled against syracuse. mike shumann has the highlights >> welcome back, everyone. in sports this afternoon the top-seed stanford women bring march madness to maple pavilion when the cardinals host 16 seed tulsa in the ncaa tournament. it off at 2:20. last night the cal men tried to move on to the sweet 16 in the men's bracket but they had to beat syracuse. mike shumann has the highlights
, banning gay marriage in california. and the other is defensive marriage act, which defines marriage at a federal level. what i think you're going to see is a focus on two justices, anthony kennedy, the traditional swing vote on the supreme court, and chief justice john roberts. they see the wave developing in support of gay marriage. we have seen that developing. now, a majority support in the country is moving very, very quickly. they don't want to risk that. what they're likely to do is create the space for states to make their own decisions. look at this clue from anthony kennedy from a speech this month. "a democracy should not be dependent for its major decisions from nine unelected people from a narrow legal background have to say." try to create the space for citizens to make these decisions. >> turning to another controversial issue and that's gun control, overnight, mayor bloomberg is going to be spending $12 million in new tv ads to convince senators for tougher gun law. will that work? >> we'll see. this week we learned that that the assault weapons ban that president oba
the supreme court considers prop 8 in the defense of marriage act. her reports will be here on abc7. >> this morning on cnn's state of the union, california attorney general calilla harris and prop 8 attorney will discuss those shifting polls of the american people. they show the majority of americans now support same-sex marriage compared to 2008 when people opposed it. >> the polls that the ones that happen on election day. when we talk about proposition 8, we are talking about californians going to the vote twice. we don't need the supreme court to impose their judicial solution. >> what we are arguing and i think most people believe and i think the majority of americans believe it, the majority of californians believe particular the majority of catholics in this country believe it, is that same-sex couple should be afforded equal status under the law. >> both agree the debate over same-sex marriage is likely to continue just of no matter what the high court decides, just as it has on the issue of abortion. >>>. new this morning. symphony will drop their fight with management tod
will be sitting in court when the supreme court considers proposition 8 and the defense of marriage act. her report begins tuesday. >> it is 6:44 on this sunday and we need to know what is going on outside. can we have a sunday fun day? >> yeah. we will have another beautiful day. we are looking at cool numbers this morning. here's a look outside. you see the clear conditions but we have a little fog at our coast. it will be cool there and enjoy it. we are looking at some cooler changes that may include rain for the upcoming work week. i'll have that forecast when we return. >> thanks, lisa. also ahead, the cal bears try to advance to the sweet 16 for the first time in 16 years. but they struggled against syracuse. mike shumann has the highlights >> welcome back, everyone. we are looking ahead to sunday fun day if the weather cooperates. >> yeah. this sunday things look good. we have the last in a series of very nice averages coming our way, although tomorrow will be nice too but the changes again late today with the sea breeze kick up along the coast and a few weak weather systems visiting
--. >> they are unconstitutional. >> the other case deals with the defense of marriage act that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. conservative leader rand paul says he believes in traditional marriage but not this. >> i don't want the government promoting something i don't believe in but i don't mind if the government tries to be neutral on the issue. >> there are 250 public seats for each case. the court is expected to rule late in june. and our news reporter is traveling to washington, dc, and will be sitting in court when the supreme court considers whether california's proposition 8 is constitutional. the live report begins tomorrow leader on abc7 news. >> the debate over allowing gays to join the boy scouts comes to a head in may when the organization votes. in florida a coalition called online honor called for the banning of openly homosexual people from the scouts. they predict dire consequences if the ban on gays is lifted. >> we allow open homosexuals in scouting it will transform the program into something entirely inappropriate for children. >> change is not needed. the change w
doing. that's the power of the home depot. get ortho home defense, a special buy at just $6.88. >>> now, before we go, one more >>> now, before we go, one more plea to bo obama. >> yes. >> please meet ramona. at least take her on a date. >> she's so beautiful. >> yes. >> she's gorg. >> we need to talk to george stephanopoulos on the show tomorrow to tell him to get his friends in washington to get this done. thank you for watching abc. we're always online at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! watch "world news" with david muir later on this evening. >>> good morning, i'm katie marzullo. santa clara county is holding a second gun buy-back event. last one netted more than a 1100 firearms. it will be until noon at reid hill airport on cunningham airport. the county is using money from a leftover event to fund this one. they will pay up to hundred dollars for handgun and $200 for an assault weapon. >> more than 200 people are poised to run up 52 flights of stairs to the former bank of america building in downtown san francisco. it's the annual fight for air climb to benefit the american lung
for that. her defense appealed that as well. the supreme court will make that decision. if they overturn her conviction and could seek money and could $525,000 to $750,000. >> what a big range of consequence could come out of this. thank you for joining us appreciate it. amanda knox will speak for the first time in an abc news primetime special with diane sawyer, tuesday april 30th at 10:00 p.m. eastern time. >> and we will be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from ou ♪ all i do is win win win >> the miami heat is hot. the team is chasing a winning streak few have accomplished. >> heat beat the charlotte bobcats to extend the league, pushing them into elite territory and perhaps the history books. abc's john schifrin has more. >> reporter: by georgetown getting stunned by florida gulf coast university and number one seeded gonzaga getting knocked out, the ncaa march madness tournament is almost defying reality. over in the nba. >> here it comes. >> reporter: the miami heat dream team is doing just what is expected of them, winning and winning and winning.
's the only reason, but a lot of the guys are using helmets as a weapon. >> on the offense, it is almost self-defense. >> if you have a helmet on, you use it as a weapon no matter what position you hold you should be held responsible and accountable. >>> here is a guy who has some explaining to do after attending tuesday's nba game orlando/indiana. he refuses to let his female companion have any ice cream. >> not once, but twice he defends the mint chocolate chip waffle cone. her shocked reaction pretty priceless. they were cheering for the home team. they didn't home. the pacers did win by -- 22, that's winning the war and losing the battle. that guy. what do you think when the female companion got home. . >> i don't think he got any female companionship when they got home. >> nicer way of saying what i am trying to say. are you a sharer when it comes to ice cream? >> when going out to dinner. even with friends i like how to get a couple dishes. stick my fork in. i'm not queasy that way. >> that's what you are supposed to do it, especially with your girlfriend. female companion, your girlfriend. any
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